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Relative of B.C. billionaire whose body was chopped up gets 10.5-year sentence

A B.C. man convicted of killing his wealthy in-law five years ago has been sentenced to spend about two more years behind bars.


Li Zhao was sentenced Monday to seven years for manslaughter, the B.C. Prosecution Service told CTV News.

Additionally, he was sentenced to 3.5 years for indignities to human remains. The sentences were ordered to run consecutively.

Zhao was given 2,972 days’ credit for time served prior to his sentence, or about eight years.

He also received a 10-year firearm prohibition.

Zhao knew the victim, 42-year-old Gang Yuan, the court heard during his trial. Zhao was married to Yuan’s cousin, and was arrested hours after Yuan’s body was found.

The West Vancouver billionaire’s body had been chopped into more than 100 pieces,…

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